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Strawberry Rhubarb - New Glarus Brewing Company

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1,054 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,054
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 212
Gots: 220 | FT: 38
Brewed by:
New Glarus Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  4.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Ri0 on 07-20-2013)
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4/5  rDev -7%

ystazi, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A-Cloudy brown, one finger head, with some lacing.

S-Strawberies, some rhubabrb. Sugary sweet, not artificial at all. Just amazing smelling strawberries.

T-The right amount of sweetness. Lots of strawberries, Rhubarb comes in to balance it out.

M- Lighter to medium in bodied, nice carbonation, maybe slightly on the watery side.

O-One of the best fruit beers out there. Had alongside Serendipity and Raspberry Tart. Not as good as Serendipity though.

rlee1390, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of WiscoBrewsco
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

WiscoBrewsco, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of Fcolle2
4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy brown, look is similar to that of apple cider. Thin half go get off white head that dissipates quickly.

Smell is good, earthy rhubarb tart wild yeast sweet strawberry a and a nice straw like malt.

Taste is great, sweet and tart strawberries are upfront wild an earthy tart vegetable rhubarb flavor. Some straw like malt adds some complexity in the finish and there is a pleasant residual sweetness and tartness.

Fcolle2, Sep 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

oldvines, Aug 31, 2013
Photo of JohnSnowNW
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

JohnSnowNW, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Circleo12, Aug 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

wildcats10, Aug 29, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

SnatchyMcPants, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of volta
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

volta, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

stereosforgeeks, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of joe1510
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml Wax Top
$8.99
Discount Liquors, Milwaukee

Strawberry Rhubarb has a mysterious looking murky, tarnished copper body. I can't see anything through the liquid besides the carbonation bubbles streaming to the foam along the glass. An off white cap rests on the rests atop the body and leaves patchy lacing here and there.

The nose is bright with fresh strawberries and a mild but welcomed lactic acidity that brings to mind strawberries & cream. There's a vegetal quality lurking around in the background that I'm assuming is a product of the rhubarb. Snappy and zesty.

The flavor kicks of with graham cracker maltiness I couldn't pick up in the nose. The strawberries are still bright but not quite as potent as the aroma. Tartness, although mild, is noticeable on the cheeks from the rhubarb and that lactic acidity.

The body is light, airy, and sports a moderate carbonation that keeps things moving. A mild sweetness lingers in the back of the throat while the cheeks and gums catch more of the acidic aspect.

This is another good fruit beer from New Glarus but it seems the flavors are a little muddled. This opinion is based on their other fruit beers, which are near perfect for that style, so with that said Strawberry Rhubarb is still one of the better fruit beers out there but my least favorite of the New Glarus bunch.

joe1510, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Beerisheaven
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I must admit that I am somewhat a sucker for quality fruit beers. Call me a wimp, not a real beer drinker, etc., I don't care. But at times, I like to have a nice piece of pie or cake along with a delightful fruit beer. When it comes to fruit beers, New Glarus seems to have the lock on the style so I was anxiously awaiting the opportunity to try their newest concoction - Strawberry Rhubarb.

I will give props to both CaseyK and Maximum12 for hooking me up with delicious NG goodness and not confining their generosity to just the S-berry. Thanks chaps, much appreciated.

A - Poured with that "Anticipation"song going around and round in my head. I must say it is not a particulary appealing looking beer. Pours a ruddy brownish red with a pretty excited white head that leaves some lacing. The raz and cherry pour much more ruby like in appearance and fill the flute in fine style, the S-berry looks a little rougher sitting in my New Glarus flutes.

S - Outstanding aroma of strawberries tickle my nose hairs and have that great fruit smell that I find the backbone of all NG fruit beers. Fresh strawberry smell, sweet and delicious.

T - What a treat. New Glarus seems to always find the right flavor profile. This is exceptionally difficult in beers that have the real chance of falling off the rails. I would say that there is the requisite sweetness that might bother some but the sweetness pulls back just enough to make it interesting in that the rhubarb provides some contrast to peel back the sweetness. Not sour, just a little tart contrast to go with the wonderful sweet strawberry. A little bread or biscuit as well rounds it out to make it approach perfection.

M - Really well done. Some creamy element to it which makes it wonderful.

O - One of the great things about NG is that you constantly approach their fruit beers saying that you already like another one of them the best. And then you drink the new one and you start wondering if that is the best one. Really a reflection of how well they do this style. For my vote, I would say Red>S-berry>Raz>Serendipity.

Thanks to the gentlemen from the Midwest for the hookup of NG goodness.

Beerisheaven, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

Rochefort10nh, Aug 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

kguard, Aug 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

LincolnHawk, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

equinox1, Aug 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

sustyhops, Aug 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -7%

mookihouse, Aug 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

harrylee773, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of pweis909
4.93/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

NG does it again with a fruit beer. In the NG tradition, this beer wallops you with fruity sweetness draped across a sour brown ale background. For me, this is the ideal way to mix fruit and beer. I'll ding the beer a little bit for a cloudy appearance, but in all likelihood, this my fault for the way the beer was stored (I had to thaw it to serve it...).

The beer is brown and translucent, with a whitish red had that persists for several minutes and laces the glass. The aroma delivers on strawberry like there's no tomorrow. Or at least, like there won't be any stawberries tomorrow because they are all in the beer. Needless to say, the flavor is strawberry. It is like a cooked strawberry sauce made from fresh fresh strawberries, maybe like a strawberry jam. There is tartness, to be sure, but it is supported by sweetness You could easily serve dessert with this beer, but it also works on its own.

The rhubarb comes into play in at least one way, and possibly two ways. Rhubarb is tart, so it is probably contributing to the beer's sour profile, but it is a sour ale, so it is hard to tease out the rhubarb's contribution. However, it lends a tannic finish to the beer that causes the insides of my cheeks and tongue to pucker a bit, which makes me want to have another sip. For me, this means that mouthfeel is integrated into the beers profile in a positive way. If you don't mind sweet with your sour (and I don'!), you'll find this beer delicious and quite drinkable.

pweis909, Aug 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

iL0VEbeer, Aug 26, 2013
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5/5  rDev +16.3%

Localdrinklax, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer appears mildly hazy and a grapefruit pinkish color. The aroma is classic New Glarus. Sweet and fresh fruit abounds. Teeming with strawberry and rhubarb, akin to a homemade pie. Just delicious. Quite possibly the best beer I have had from this brewery. As with other beers of this ilk, I prefer to enjoy in small quantities, as the sweetness can become cloying. Overall, this was fantastic.

Huhzubendah, Aug 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

brandoman63, Aug 26, 2013
Strawberry Rhubarb from New Glarus Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 1,054 ratings.